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Dolphins fire coach Philbin after 1-3 start

The Dolphins fired coach Joe Philbin on Monday after a 1-3 start. Philbin, 24-28 in Miami since taking over in 2012, is the first head coach in the NFL to lose his job this season.

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Nats dismiss manager Williams, coaching staff

The Nationals fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs, GM Mike Rizzo announced.

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1hJohn Clayton

Clayton: The golden age of Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is now 30, but he could just be entering his prime, with weapons to throw to, a running game to fall back on, and a coaching staff eager to maximize his talent.

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6mJohn Keim

Trump: NFL's Redskins shouldn't change name

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came out in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their nickname in an interview with the New York Times.

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Schoenfield: Ultimate blueprint in October

Congrats, your team is headed to the MLB postseason. But does the style of play that got it there work under the bright lights of October? David Schoenfield examines the formula for playoff success.

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2015 MLB postseason

Keep track of every MLB playoff game and series, from the wild-card round through the World Series.

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10mNeil Paine and Matt Coller

NHL: Is your team projected to win it all?

Kings, Blackhawks, Kings, Blackhawks. That's so last four years. We're all about the here and now, so we turned to Hockey Prospectus to illuminate the new season that starts on Wednesday.

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Triplett: Brees-to-Spiller TD lifts Saints in OT

Two plays and 13 seconds into overtime Sunday night, Drew Brees and C.J. Spiller hooked up on an 80-yard TD that sparked the Saints to their first win of the season, Mike Triplett writes.

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3hMike Rodak

Rex praises Bills' 'fight', defends 17 penalties

A defiant Rex Ryan defended the Bills after their 24-10 loss to the Giants, pounding the podium as he commended his players for their "fight" despite the flurry of penalties against Buffalo.

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Keim: Pierre Garcon's toughness leads Redskins to comeback win

A big reason why receiver Pierre Garcon is so valuable was evident on the game-winning drive. He plays with violence and with a hunger that few possess. And when the Redskins needed him most, Garcon came through with two critical catches in the 23-20 victory over Philadelphia.

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19hSheil Kapadia

Seahawks RB Lynch (hamstring) out for MNF

The Seahawks have ruled Marshawn Lynch out for Monday's game against the Lions with a hamstring injury. Undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls is expected to get the bulk of the carries against Detroit.


Behold the new Elvis Jabberdog Brownie

The Rangers are playoff bound and have some aggressive food items for the postseason. This is a two-foot long brownie rolled in Rice Krispies crust, dipped in funnel cake batter and fried and costs $26, it is presumably named after SS Elvis Andrus and not Presley, although the singer might have approved.

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Murray: I'm not touching the ball enough

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of touches after his team lost 23-20 to Washington, Sunday.


Bucs cut kicker Kyle Brindza

Tampa Bay has cut Brindza, per ESPN and media reports, after he missed seven kicks (five FGs, two extra points) in the last two weeks.


ICYMI: Kobe's preseason clunker

Kobe Bryant made his long-awaited return to action Sunday night in a preseason game against the Jazz. His first shot wasn't so smooth -- it hit the top of the backboard.


High School RB Jukes Entire Defense

You can't tackle what you can't touch, as the entire defense on this play found out to their dismay. Check it out


Schefter: Dolphins 'looking for some fire'

Adam Schefter discusses why Miami fired Joe Philbin and why it will reportedly replace him on an interim basis with tight ends coach Dan Campbell.


Green nails windmill dunk

Heat guard Gerald Green got a breakaway off a steal and finished the preseason play with a windmill dunk.


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Another blow to Ohio State's already thin depth at wide receiver: Urban Meyer announced that Corey Smith is out for the rest of the season with a broken leg.

LBJ on Tristan: Unfortunate 'distraction'

LeBron James on the contract drama between the Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson: "His value to us is extreme, as we saw last year ... The last thing you need is a distraction when you are trying to make a championship run, and we have that right now."


Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin

Miami let Philbin go today after a 1-3 start to the season. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell will be named interim coach, per ESPN and media reports. Philbin was 24-28 since taking over the Dolphins in 2012.


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Dolphins struggle on both sides of ball. NFL Rank: •Total offense: 23rd •Total defense: 30th •Rushing offense: 30th •Rush defense: 32nd

Todd Archer @toddarcher

Former Cowboys TE Dan Campbell looks to be the Dolphins interim head coach. Was great leader as player. Hope it works for him as coach.

Nationals had big drop-off

The Nationals, who fired manager Matt Williams today, won 13 fewer games this season (83) than last (96). That drop-off is the 2nd-most by any National League team (Brewers were first at 14).

Field Yates @FieldYates

The Patriots hired Bill Belichick in 2000. The other 3 AFC East teams have had 21 head coaches combined since that time.

Another Dolphins coach fired midseason

Joe Philbin is the third Dolphins head coach to be fired midseason since 2004.

Britt McHenry @BrittMcHenry

#Nats really cleaned house for coaching: Pitching, hitting, bench, bullpen, first, third, list goes on told contracts will not be renewed

Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

The Giants are the No. 1 run defense in the league right now (69.8 ypg allowed) and the No. 32 pass defense (316.3).

Matthews: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'

TV cameras on the Fox broadcast picked up sound of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews shouting this to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Packers sacked Kap six times Sunday. Story

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Matt Williams goes from favorites to fired

The Nationals manager was dismissed today. Washington was the most recent World Series favorite (per Westgate Las Vegas Superbook) to fall short of expectations.


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

I have an AL MVP ballot this year, and I know who I'm putting on top: Josh Donaldson #1, Mike Trout #2 in a close race. For Yankees MVP? It's got to be Alex Rodriguez, who led the team in HRs (33), OBP and OPS and played in 151 games. Who else could it be?

Key Texas boosters support Strong

Despite a 1-4 start and a 7-11 record since starting with the Longhorns, head coach Charlie Strong has support from school officials and key boosters, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad. One source saying, "Charlie has a lot of breathing room."

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Matt Williams dismissed as Nats manager

After a disappointing 83-79 season and missing the playoffs, the Nationals have parted ways with their manager. Williams was the NL Manager of the Year in 2014.

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Blake brings shot clock down with dunk

During warm-ups before the Clippers' preseason loss to the Raptors, Blake Griffin sent the shot clock crashing down with an alley-oop.